Hydraulic Fracturing

Activists rallied against fracking on land and on the water outside of Chelsea Piers on Saturday. (Credit CBS 2)

Activists Rally Against ‘Hydro Fracking’ Outside Of Chelsea Piers

A method of pulling natural gas from deep underground has faced increased scrutiny in New York State.

10/19/2013

Fracking equipment in South Montrose, Pa. (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York State May Suspend Decision On Fracking Until 2015

The New York State Assembly voted Wednesday to suspend until 2015 any action on allowing gas drilling using fracking.

03/06/2013

Fracking equipment in South Montrose, Pa. (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Liu Wants Exxon To Release Info On Fracking; NYS Reaches Agreement With Cabot Oil

The New York City pension funds hold more than 11 million shares of Exxon stock. Now the funds and City Comptroller John Liu have called on the oil company to release data about its fracking operations.

02/05/2013

Individuals protesting fracking in New York - Jan. 7, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Siena Poll: NYers Evenly Split On ‘Fracking’

The Siena Research Institute poll released Monday says voters statewide were split 40-40 percent when asked if the Department of Environmental Conservation should lift a 4 1/2-year-old moratorium on fracking.

02/04/2013

Protestors gathered in Albany on Jan. 23, 2013, demanding Gov. Cuomo reject hydraulic fracturing in New York State. (Photo: CBS 2)

Celebrities Lead Crowd Of 3,000 In Albany Protesting Hydraulic Fracturing

It’s the one political hot potato Gov. Andrew Cuomo dodged in both his budget proposal and his State of the State speech — to frack or not to frack.

01/23/2013

Individuals protesting fracking in New York - Jan. 7, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poll: New Yorkers Oppose Fracking By Narrow Margin

A poll suggests New York voter sentiment has shifted from support of shale gas drilling to opposition by a narrow margin.

01/17/2013

Equipment used for the extraction of natural gas is viewed at a hydraulic fracturing site on June 19, 2012 in South Montrose, Pennsylvania. (credit: Spencer Platt/
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Report: Gas Drilling Safe Under Proposed Rules

An unreleased state report found potential health impacts from fracking are addressed in the Department of Environmental Conservation’s regulatory plan, making a separate health impact study unnecessary.

01/03/2013

Fracking Rig (file / credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

State Regulators Ask For Extension On Gas Drilling Rules Over Fracking Concerns

New York State environmental regulators have asked for another three months to finalize new gas drilling rules so that a study of the health impacts of practices such as fracking can be completed, an agency spokeswoman said Tuesday.

11/27/2012

Fracking Rig (file / credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo Sets Open-Ended Deadline For Fracking Health Assessment Report

The deadline was set for next week for the state to complete its review of hydraulic fracturing, a process that uses water and chemicals to extract natural gas from the earth.

11/20/2012

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New Jersey Assembly Approves Fracking Waste Treatment Ban

Lawmakers have approved legislation that bans hydraulic fracturing byproducts created in other states from entering New Jersey.

06/22/2012

Fracking Rig (file / credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Full New Jersey Assembly To Vote On Fracking Measure

A bill passed the Assembly Environment Committee that would limit the treatment, disposal, and storage of the waste water from the controversial procedure, WCBS 880’s Levon Putney.

06/15/2012

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WCBS 880 Presents ‘Living Green’ – Episode 3: To Frack Or Not To Frack In New York

New York is considering allowing hydraulic fracturing in the Catskills. “Fracking” is a controversial method of drilling for natural gas beneath shale rock.

04/25/2012

Hydrofracking (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Debate Over Gas Drilling Continues In New York

Environmentalists say gas drilling risks contaminated water wells and air pollution. The industry says those fears are exaggerated and that the process been used safely on tens of thousands of wells.

03/31/2012

Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn (credit: http://legis.suffolkcountyny.gov)

Lawmakers Fight Bill To Send Fracking Wastewater To L.I. Sewage Treatment Plant

Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn and Deputy Presiding Officer Wayne Horsley say a sewage treatment plant in West Babylon should not become a dumping site for hydraulic fracturing – or hydro-fracking.

02/26/2012

New Jersey State House - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

NJ Lawmakers Mull Ban On Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater

The measure before the Garden State’s Senate Environment Committee bans shipping, transporting, treating or disposing of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

12/01/2011

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